Greene, Columbia and Schoharie County 2019 Decentralization Grant Informational Meetings Dates

Schoharie County  2019 Decentralization Grant Informational Meetings Dates

Founded in 1977 by the New York State Legislature, the Decentralization Grant Program was developed to encourage greater participation by arts organizations and individuals in the State’s cultural programming by supporting artistic excellence and the creative freedom of artists, the rights of all New Yorkers to access the power of arts and culture, and the vital contribution the arts make to life in all New York communities.

Funds are awarded via a competitive grant process with local decision-making serving as the basic principle in supporting a wide range of community-based arts programs and events. The application process is easy; Schoharie, Columbia, and Greene County non-profits, citizen groups or individuals can apply for events taking place in their respective counties during 2019. Applicants must attend a meeting in the county in which they are applying.

The first step in applying for FY19 is attendance at an informational meeting. Mandatory for all FY19 applicants, these informational meetings are an opportunity for previous Decentralization applicants to learn about the latest changes to the grant process while all applicants, previous and new, can learn from each other and from the questions they bring to the meeting.  Applicants must attend a meeting in the county in which they are applying.

Informational meeting dates and locations for Columbia, Greene and Schoharie Counties will be announced in the spring of 2018.

Please visit to view or print materials to assist you.  Since only electronic applications will be utilized this year, a limited number of hard copies will be available at the meetings. One-on-one meetings as well as application draft review are available until September 14, 2018.

Applications for all grant types, Community Arts, Arts Education, and Individual Artist are due on September 30, 2018. The individual artist grant is not offered in Schoharie County. For additional information or to schedule an individual meeting, contact your grant coordinator: Schoharie Grant Coordinator, Dennis Shaw at, or Columbia and Greene Grant Coordinator, Margaret Uhalde at or 518-943-3400.

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